Sudan: Khartoum Tightens Cybercrime Law As Army Pursues “Fake News”

Dura Qambo was on vacation in Egypt in July when a friend called to warn her to stop criticizing the Sudanese army online, she told CPJ. Earlier that day, the army had announced on Facebook that it had appointed a Special Commissioner in May to sue anyone who insults or defames the military on the internet.

“My friend told me to take care because he heard from a contact in the intelligence service that the military was targeting me and other journalists with this statement,” said Qambo, a…

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